January 21, 2018 – Bulletin
Welcome and Announcements
Passing the Peace
Call to Worship
Arise, shine, for your light has come!
The glory of the Lord has risen upon us.
Let us praise the Lord together.
The sun shall no longer be our light by day,
nor will the brightness of the moon shine on us,
for the Lord will be our light,
and our God will be our glory.
The Lord will be our everlasting light,
and our days of sorrow will end.
Come, let us sing to our light and salvation!
—based on Isaiah 60
*Hymn of praise – “Blessed Be The Name” – #52
Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Offering – “Praise the Lord, His Glories Show”
*Song of Thanksgiving – “Doxology” – #815
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen
OT Reading – Psalm 147 – p. 677
*Hymn of Preparation – “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” – #90
Message – “Creation Sustained” – Pastor Wes
*Hymn of Invitation – “Joy To The World” – #270
*If you are able, please stand
January Benevolence – Mission to Chinese Seamen
“The ocean depths raise their voice, O LORD; they raise their voice and roar. The LORD rules supreme in heaven, greater than the roar of the ocean, more powerful than the waves of the sea.” (Psalm 93:3-4)
The Mission to Chinese Seamen reaches out to seafarers from many nations right here at the port of Philadelphia. Merchant Seamen typically spend ten months or more each year on board ship and only two months in their home country with family and friends. The life of a seafarer is often lonely, monotonous and many times dangerous. Seamen are truly a forgotten people group because they are an international population constantly on the move.
Tonight – 7:oo PM – IBC
Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice
Thursday – 6:30 PM – Youth Group –